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Princeton University

Educational Resources

Libraries

The University has 15 libraries(one large main library and 14 specialized libraries)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 6,253,193 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 44,634 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,364,743 microforms.
  • 88,092 Audio/Visual items.
  • 87,539 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Museum with Permanent Collection, Museum of Natural History, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Plasma Physics Laboratory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 550 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 400 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 2,300 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 330 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,000 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 95% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 7,200 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

women's center, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 98% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 56% of housing units are Singles.
  • 22% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 20% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 40 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 95% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 227 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Society of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Science Organization, Baha'i Club, Hindu Students' Council, Agape Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Fellowship, Center for Jewish Life, Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslim Students Association, Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship, Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, Yavneh House, Athletes in Action, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Manna Christian Fellowship, Meditation Group, Aquinas Institute, Episcopal Church at Princeton, Concordia Society, Hallelujah, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Princeton Graduate College Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Southern Baptist Chaplaincy, Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry, United Church Of Christ/American Baptist Chaplaincy, Wesley Foundation (Methodist), Westminster Foundation (Presbyterian), Ecumenical Christian Worship, Religious Life Council
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Business Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, A Fuego, Raks Odalisque, Black Arts Company, Naacho, Flamenco Puro, Russian Club, Romanians at Princeton, Singapore Society, German Cultural Society, South Asian Student Association, Chinese Students Association, Consortium of International Students, Southeast Asia Society, Onyx, Chicano Caucus, Native Americans at Princeton, NCNW: National Council of Negro Women, Persian Society of Princeton, Latino Heritage Month Committee, Korean American Students Association, International Vision, ISAP: International Students Association of Princeton, Hong Kong Students Association, Hellenic Student Association at Princeton, Organization Latino America, Students of Caribbean Ancestry, Vietnamese Students Association, Thai American Student Association, Asian Pacific American Heritage Council, AKWAABA, AASA: Asian American Student Association, Turkish Students Association, Taiwanese American Students Association, Arab Society of Princeton, Black Student Union, Organization of Black Unity, Accion Puertorriqueria Amigos, Black History Month Planning Committee, Carl Fields Center for Cultural Understanding, Ballet Folklorico de Princeton, Mariachi Principe, Canadian Club, Black Men's Awareness Group, Organization of Women's Leaders, Sustained Dialogue on Race, Princeton South Asian Theatrics, Culturally Yours, Japanese Student Association, Cuban American Student Association, Gaelic Society, Ukranian Alliance, Tigeraaga
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A Capella: Katzenjammers, Shere Khan, The Tigerlilies, Nassoons, Footnotes, The Princeton Tigertones, Firehazards, The Tigressions, Culturally Yours, Koleinu, The Wildcats, Roaring 20; Academic: Princeton Association of Women in Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Paideia, College Bowl, Student Association of Computing Machinery, Princeton Materials Research Society, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Tau Beta Pi, Ivy Leaguers for Freedom, Princeton Philosophical Society, Debate Panel, Engineering Council, Pre-Business Society, Finance and Economic Forum, Princeton Globalism Project; Career Opportunity: Minority Business Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Pre-Med Society, Entrepreneurship Club; Dance: Expressions Dance Company, Black Arts Company, Sympoh, Flamenco Puro, Body Hype, A Fuego, High Steppers, DiSiac Dance Company, Naacho, Raks Odalisque, Ballet Folklorico de Princeton, Educational: Princeton University Robotics Club, Flavor, Business and Investment Club, Global Issues Forum; Environmental: Princeton Conversation Society, Water Watch, Princeton Environmental Action, Green Acres; Games/Special Interest: Independent Student Union, Simulation Games Union; Media: WPRB; Music: Gospel Ensemble, Princeton Undergraduate Musicians Association, MIMA (Modern Improvisational Music Appreciation), Mariachi Principe, Princeton University Band, Princeton University Wind Ensemble, Kindred Spirit; Political: Princeton Model Congress, Princeton Israel Public Affairs Committee, College Democrats, College Republicans, Princeton Students for Free Tibet, Pro-Choice, Student Progressive Education and Action, American Civil Liberties Union of Princeton University, Ideas in Action, IRC (International Relations Council), Princeton Common Sense, Campus Greens; Service: Blood Drive Committee, CHEER for Children's Health, Princeton University Rotaract Club, Aids Awareness/ SGAC, Random Acts of Kindness, Princeton Girls' Leadership Summit, UNICEF, Princeton Students' Fund, Student Health Advisory Board; Service: Students Providing Aid, Relief and Kind Service, Service in Style, Ghana Education Project, Princeton Pro-Life, Princeton Against Cancer Together, OXFAM America, Operation Smile, Princeton University Mentor Program, Health Education and Rescue Training (HEART), The Humanity Project; Social: College Women's Connection, Princeton Canadian Club, Night Live, Black Men's Awareness Group, Princeton Texans Club; Special Interest: Chess Club, Princeton Hawaii Club, Princeton Surf Club, Take Back the Night Planning Committee, Student Bioethics Forum, Billiards Club, Tuberculosis Awareness Group (PTAG), Princeton Go Club, Organization of Women Leaders, Anime-Manga Princeton, Amnesty International, Macintosh Users Group, Arts Alive Program, Princeton Unix Users Group, Princeton Committee Against Terrorism, French Connections, American Whig-Cliosophic Society, Figure Drawing Club, Mock Trial, Princeton Peace Process, Princeton Juggling, Infinity, Ltd. , Workers' Rights Organizing Committee, Pride Alliance, Common Sense, Vegetarian Club, Bridge Club, Princeton Flying Club, Stella Art Club, Flock, Sustained Dialogue on Race; Theatre: Muse, Stripes, Princeton Shakespeare Company, Princeton Triangle Club, Princeton Stand-Up Comedy, Theatre Intime, Princeton University Players, Princeton South Asian Theatrics, Quipfire!, Film Foundation, Wym'onStage; Class of 2005; Tigervision; Class of 2006; Performing Arts Council; Class of 2006; Class of 2007, Class of 2008; Fuzzy Dice Company, Brother's Keeper, Anscombe Society, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, Creative Writing Club, Military History Club, Capoeira, P-CAIR, Philhellenic Activities, Roots, West Coast STudents Club, Institute of Aeronautics/Astronautics, Student National Medical Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Princetonian-daily; Nassau Weekly-weekly; Business Today-semesterly; Troubadour Magazine-semesterly; Kruller-semesterly; Innovation Magazine-monthly; The Idealistic Nation-monthly; American Foreign Policy-weekly; Distractions Puzzle Magazine-semesterly; Voices, A Women's Literary Magazine-semesterly; Princeton Tory-monthly; Princeton Gallery-semesterly; The Progressive Review-semesterly; Tiger Magazine-monthly; The Vigil-semesterly; The Princeton Spectator-monthly; Nassau Literary Review-semesterly; Greenlight Magazine/quarterly; Alumbremos/semesterly;

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Newark (40), Philadelphia (45)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Princeton (0)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Princeton (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 45% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,220
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Rutgers University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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